60 Motivational Quotes to Get You Though Finals Week

Need some extra motivation during finals? These quotes will help.

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The end of the fall semester is coming up fast, which means that finals week will be here sooner than you think!

We all know that finals week can be one of the most stressful times of the year. You probably have a ton of exams to study for, a lot of homework, and a bunch of projects to do. On top of that, you probably have a ton of things that you have to do to get ready for the holidays!

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So, I am sure your schedule is looking pretty packed for the next few weeks.

This overload of to-dos can lead us to struggle with staying positive and keeping the motivation that we need to continue getting our work done.

If you’re having trouble staying motivated during this time, I have found something that will help keep you determined to finish the semester strong: Load up on motivational and inspirational quotes!

Below, I have combined some of the best motivational quotes for finals to get you really motivated for the weeks ahead! Some of these quotes you may have already seen or heard before because they are from famous movies, books, or people. So, you might find one of your favorite inspirational quotes on this list.

This is a super easy way that you can gain a little more motivation when you need it the most.

If you are looking for that extra motivation you need, just read these motivational quotes that will help you power through finals week!

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Top Motivational Quotes for Finals

1. “You can never be overdressed or overeducated.” – Oscar Wilde

2. “You are so close to the victory, don’t you dare give up now.” – Anonymous

3.  “If you really want something, you don’t stop for anyone or anything until you get it.” – Blair Waldorf

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4.”Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.” Anonymous

5. “You are capable of amazing things.” – Anonymous

6. “If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place.” – Nora Roberts

7. “She believed she could, so she did.” – Anonymous

8. “Strive for progress, not perfection.” – Anonymous

9. “What? Like It’s Hard?” – Elle Woods

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10. “I’m not telling you it’s going to be easy. I’m tell you it’s going to be worth it.” – Art Williams

11. “I strongly believe if you work hard, whatever you want, it will come to you. I know that’s easier said than done, but keep trying.” – Beyoncé

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12. “You don’t want to look back and know you could’ve done better.” – Anonymous

13. “Nothing is impossible. The word itself says, ‘I’m possible.'” – Audrey Hepburn

14. “Work hard, dream big, never give up.” – Anonymous

15. “Just believe in yourself. Even if you don’t, pretend that you do and at some point, you will.” – Venus Williams

16. “Live every day like Elle Woods after Warner told her she’s not smart enough for law school.” – Anonymous

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17. “Don’t stress. Do your best. Forget the rest.” – Anonymous

18. “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” -Anonymous

19. “The expert in anything was once a beginner.” -Anonymous

20. “When you feel like quitting, think about why you started.” – Anonymous

21. Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Teresea, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.” – H. Jackson Brown Jr.

22. “Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.” – Pele

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23. “Good things come to people who wait, but better things come to those who go out and get them.” – Anonymous

24. “I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.” – Thomas Jefferson

25. “Successful and unsuccessful people do not vary greatly in their abilities. They vary in their desires to reach their potential.” – John Maxwell

26. “There is no substitute for hard work.” – Thomas Edison

27. “Self-belief and hard work will always earn you success.” – Virat Kohli

28. “Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe.” – Gail Devers

29. “I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan

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30. “It’s not about how bad you want it, it’s about how hard you are willing to work for it.” – Anonymous

31. “Learn as if you will live forever, live like you will die tomorrow.” — Mahatma Gandhi

32. “Success is not final; failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts.” — Winston S. Churchill

33. “Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. The slogan ‘Press On’ has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.” — Calvin Coolidge

34. “Success is peace of mind, which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you made the effort to become the best of which you are capable.” — John Wooden

35. “I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.” — Estée Lauder

36. “If you are working on something that you really care about, you don’t have to be pushed. The vision pulls you.” —Steve Jobs

37. “Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping stone to greatness.” -Oprah Winfrey

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38. “Some people want it to happen, some people wish it would happen, others make it happen.” – Michael Jordan

39. “Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, if I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning.” – Mahatma Gandhi

40. “Recipe for success: study while others are sleeping; work while others are loafing; prepare while others are playing; and dream while others are wishing.” – William A. Ward

41. “In my experience, there is only one motivation, and that is desire. No reasons or principle contain it or stand against it.” – Jane Smiley

42. “To be successful you must accept all challenges that come your way. You can’t just accept the ones you like.” – Mike Gafka

43. “Would you like me to give you a formula for success? It’s quite simple, really: Double your rate of failure. You are thinking of failure as the enemy of success. But it isn’t at all. You can be discouraged by failure or you can learn from it, so go ahead and make mistakes. Make all you can. Because remember that’s where you will find success.” – Thomas J. Watson

44. “Believe in yourself, take on your challenges, dig deep within yourself to conquer fears. Never let anyone bring you down. You got to keep going.” – Chantal Sutherland

45. “Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” – Thomas A. Edison

46. “All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney

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47. “Challenges are gifts that force us to search for a new center of gravity. Don’t fight them. Just find a new way to stand.” – Oprah Winfrey

48. “Successful people do what unsuccessful people are not willing to do. Don’t wish it were easier; wish you were better.” – Jim Rohn

49. “You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.” – Maya Angelou

50. “Everything you want is out there waiting for you to ask. Everything you want also wants you. But you have to take action to get it.” – Jules Renard

51. “My advice is, never do tomorrow what you can do today. Procrastination is the thief of time.” – Charles Dickens

52. “Winners from all walks of life have their own strategies and plans but they all have one thing in common – They try. Keep trying.” – Anonymous

53. “Education is the anchor that holds life together through choppy waters. Study hard.” – Anonymous

54. “Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.” – Les Brown

55. “You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” – A.A. Milne

56. “Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results.” – Willie Nelson

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57. “Hard work keeps the wrinkles out of the mind and spirit.” – Helena Rubinstein

58. “The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.” – Dolly Parton

59. “Virtually nothing is impossible in this world if you just put your mind to it and maintain a positive attitude.” – Lou Holtz

60. “Inspiration comes from within yourself. One has to be positive. When you’re positive, good things happen.” – Deep Roy

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What’s your favorite motivational quote for finals?

Which quote motivated you the most? How do you stay motivated during finals week?

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